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Address: Rocky Branch Road, Walland, TN
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Blue grass and Country music in the Smokie Mountains

Had a great time listening to the local musicians playing together. Friendly welcome and really nice pie in the cafeteria. These folks are passionate about their music and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Geoff L
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Had a great time listening to the local musicians playing together. Friendly welcome and really nice pie in the cafeteria. These folks are passionate about their music and it was wonderful to see the cross section of generations joining in and having fun. Hearing "I've got my mojo working" played by a 10 piece blue grass band was a highlight...we... More 

Thank Geoff L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

True local talent with Guru, and a host of others. Great family entertainment on Friday 7:00 until whenever they decide to quit.

Thank reelmadness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This place has been on my bucket list for months. Finally made it out and had a wonderful evening. My husband and I enjoyed soup beans and cornbread for dinner. Then there was great music happening in several rooms of the old school house. One room was just for fiddlers....awesome musicians. Another room had old time gospel the kind of... More 

1 Thank Luxburyinn
Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Excellent free entertainment, genuine real talent, not performers trying to be real, beautiful people, set in an old school house, seven or eight different rooms with different music, food can be purchased, starts at 7:00 pm,

Thank 466247
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I had hoped there would be some real jamming but it was more like practice sessions. Still a good night with awesome people.

Thank MeMaw4_13
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We moved to East Tennessee 7 years ago and started going out to Rocky Branch several years ago. It truly is sacred in that, no frills, no fluff, just pure, raw mountain bluegrass from the area residents. Not only are they talented, but it is obvious they love and desire to pass on the rich heritage of this beautiful place.... More 

1 Thank Grace S
Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Rocky Branch is just off hwy 321, headed toward Townsend!! Homegrown musicians find their way there every Friday night for some downhome "pickin and grinning"!! The atmosphere is tremendous!! It offers some very talented homegrown musicians!! Folks move from room to room or might just stay in one. There is some "sing along" from time to time!! Thankfully it is... More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Rocky Branch is a converted elementary school which is supported by donations and folks who love the music of this part of our country. Musicians from all over East Tennessee descend on Walland and Rocky Branch every Friday night. Seven or eight old classrooms have been converted into small entertainment rooms that will accommodate around 50 people each. The audience... More 

1 Thank flyingscot4
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

This is an authentic rural community center where people hang out to enjoy music and socailize. The music is great and so are the people. The desserts are tasty too. There is no set admission fee, but they have a donation jar.

3 Thank micarooni
Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

It's been awhile since I've been there, but I LOVED stopping in and listening to the music, ALL the music! I'm glad it's still going on - I will start making plans to be there again! BTW, I've brought out-of-towners there, (just the special ones) and they were just blown away! Be very respectful, though - part of the alure... More 

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